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Kartchner Caverns State Park

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Address: Highway 90, 9 miles (14 km) south of Interstate 10, Benson, AZ 85602
Phone Number: 520 586 2283

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This place is a Gem. Water creates beautiful things in this cave. What a WOW experience! The staff is very kind and helpful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
steve b
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is a Gem. Water creates beautiful things in this cave. What a WOW experience! The staff is very kind and helpful.

Thank steve b
Ahwatukee, Arizona, United States
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310 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Arizona is an incredible state for things to see and do and Kartchner Caverns, an easy 2-hour and 15-minute drive from our Ahwatukee home, is a place that ranks high on the list. Having been to a number of caves in the United States, this living cave is the best. Reservations for one of the tours is absolutely essential. The... More 

Thank Robert V
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32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely tour- all of the guides were very nice. Had a super annoying family in our group but the guides handled it better than I would have. "Everyone just listen to the stillness of the cave and water drops" -family proceeds to tap dance for the minute we were trying to listen- I really wish we could have been allowed... More 

Thank Krista H
Pitman, New Jersey
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51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Kartchner Caverns gets excellent reviews as a live cavern kept in pristine condition. We have toured many caverns, but Kartchner Caverns was the most expensive with the most rules. Pluses....The cavern is totally wheelchair accessible, which is a rarity in the cave world. The paths are all paved, and while some are slightly steep, they can be navigated by a... More 

1 Thank slrtravelplanner
Chino Hills, California
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92 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice side trip on the way to Tombstone! We visited the throne room since it is bat season the big room is closed. You will take a short tram ride to cavern opening. No gum allowed, no cell phones, no cameras, no purses, backpacks, sunglasses on your head or jackets that your holding. There are lockers for $1 to lock... More 

1 Thank Lauriepaz
San Jacinto, California
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72 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely a huge difference going into a "live" cave versus dry one!! The spectacular formations in Kartchner, along with a light show to display the last segment of the room was amazing! Easy walk for all. Only bummer is not being able to take any photos. Would love to come when other room is open.

1 Thank ksjr2007
Herndon, Virginia
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing living formations. The staff goes to great lengths to keep the cave pristine, and it really makes a difference. There were so many types of formations, and many were huge! The straws were twinkling. Many of the formations are translucent because they have a live water source. Be sure to watch the video before you go in. Went during... More 

2 Thank Sandra S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second time and this time we saw the throne room! Just beautiful and totally worth the entrance fee! They have kept it clean and since its a fully functioning cave (the bats were having their babies so we only toured one cave)it has been untouched by humans to keep its natural beauty intact! Highly recommend and to... More 

1 Thank rachnchadaz
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was leery about going, especially considering the price. But once there, it was wonderful and certainly worth the price! The guide was knowledgeable on almost every subject asked. The scenery inside the caverns was amazing. At one place we could sit and contemplate while music played softly along with a light show. Accessibility is good also--for us older ones... More 

Thank Arlie R
Maricopa, Arizona
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Incredible live caves right here in Arizona! I visited here with my older son and his class about a year and a half ago. Brought my younger son and husband this time. Everyone loved it. Just wish we could have taken some pictures inside. Definitely a place to bring family that's here visiting. Just make sure you purchase your tickets... More 

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